What does one think of when they hear the word feminist? Bitch, dyke, bra-burning, man-hater? Does that ring a bell?
Feminism is the reason women can vote, have a career, reproductive choice and the freedom to lead lives outside of family. Feminism is not letting another rapist get away, not letting another person beat their partner, not feeling obligated to starve oneself to look like an impossible, computer enhanced image on a billboard. Feminism is creating a space, a world, which is safe for women and working towards the equality of all people.